What a Piker!

So, President Obama wants to provide “free” tuition for community college students. I have never understood the logic of those who want the state to provide “free” goods/services to people, but then limit the “gift” to only a narrow class of recipients or subject-matter. If the system really works, and no one has to pay for it – the essence of being “free,” right? – why don’t they go all the way and provide “free” housing, “free” cars, “free” clothing, “free” food, “free” . . . well, whatever anyone might desire? It’s like the cheap-skates who want to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Why not $1,000 an hour, or $1,000 a minute? Nobody is hurt by minimum wage laws, right?; and everyone benefits, right? So why hold back? Perhaps a new political party could emerge, whose theme song could be the old refrain “we want what we want when we want it!” It would certainly appeal to the boobeoisie, members of the mainstream media, much of academia, and others who accept the logic underlying lesser grants of state-goodies.


3:16 pm on January 21, 2015